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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger – who worked on characters such as Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Silvester etc.), Pinky And The Brain, A.J.Hogg and Scooby-Doo – in which he shares bits and pieces of his character design work, processes, visual development, inspirations and reference materials of current, past and future projects.
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

The DU©K - The most copyrighted duck, ever

"What's the fuss about copyrighted ducks?" A question Carl Barks asked with a wink, long ago.

Well, I don't have have a clever answer to it, but I was highly inspired to carry this copyrighted ducks thing to excess, my way.

By creating the most copyrighted duck, ever. Even his super suit has the copyright symbol attached to it, like Superman's shield.

World, please meet... The Du©k!

The DU©K ©2020 by Florian Satzinger. All rights reserved.
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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Disney's Mickey, by Denis-Pierre Filippi, Silvio Camboni and Samuel Spano

My good friend (and partner in crime in a different project) Denis-Pierre Filippi (story/text) and the highly talented artists Silvio Camboni (drawings) and Samuel Spano (colours) did it, again. Their second Mickey comic book album has been just released. Published by French publishing house Glénat:

Disney's MICKEY & LA TERRE DES ANCIENS (2020)

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#DenisPierreFilippi #SilvioCamboni #SamuelSpano #MickeyMouse #ComicAlbum #Glenat #Disney #comicbook

Images ©Disney/Glénat. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

"What's the fuss about copyrighted ducks?"

Apropos Carl Barks (with regard to the last posting). This here is an extremely rare signed sketch print.

I posted this beautiful piece of card once before, sometime back in 2014. I recently returned to it because of some inspirational reasons. They were BTW not about design or style but forming an idea for a new character. Anyways, I'll show you the outcome soon.

BTW, one other thing regarding Carl Barks, here's an article on him which appeared in the Comics Scene Yearbook 1992, 'Carl Barks: The Dickens of Duckburg - An Appreciation by Fred Kulick'

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#CarlBarks #ducksketch #copyright #theduckman #thegoodduckartist #raredrawing #comicart

Comic Scene Yearbook image scans courtesy of Dan Alexander Dizmentia, via Filmic Light.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Carl Barks recreating Carl Barks

Carl Barks' complete drawing process (c. 1982), inspired by his own 1949 cover artwork you can follow here his process, from the rough preliminary layout through to the hand coloured clean-up line work.

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Images via The Bristol Board ➚
#CarlBarks #OriginalArtwork #DrawingProcess #DonaldDuck #SailingTheSpanishMain #RecreatingArt #WaltDisneyProductions
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Thursday, September 10, 2020

The mouse with the tall trousers

The earliest known sketches (c. 1928) of Mickey Mouse juxtaposed with an outlandish mouse in tall trousers (2020).






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Original Mickey Mouse sketches via
The Walt Disney Family Museum ➚

#talltrousers #parodyart #mickeymouse #ubiwerks #waltdisney #mortimer #juxtapose

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Chuck Jones' very take on Donald Duck

Did I say one last Jones thing? Actually, there's a second one-last-Jones-thing: Chuck Jones was a story consultant to support the pre-production of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' (1988). He did some story work for the famous ‘Dueling Pianos’ segment which led to these extraordinary sketches of Donald Duck.

Apropos, there was an interview in the Washington Post, back in 1989, 'CHUCK JONES AND THE DAFFY WORLD OF CARTOONS', where his contribution to Roger Rabbit was discussed, amongst other things.

Part of this was BTW this hilarious statement:

[...] "I [Chuck Jones] was supposed to be in on it too, at the beginning, and Dick [Richard Williams] and I started out with a storyboard and a lot of material with Donald and Daffy Duck playing dual pianos. I thought that was a very funny idea, and an historic idea, but they ended up with something horrible. No, I didn't like it. "All that money wasted on that." Jones says he's heard that about half of the $50 million budget for "Roger Rabbit" was spent on the animation. "And I figured out that that was about twice as much money as it cost to make all of the Warner cartoons. All of them!" [...]

Please find the entire interview right here ➚


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#ChuckJones #WhoFramedRogerRabbit #DuelingPianos #DonaldDuck #storysketches #animationart #productionsketches

Everybody's favorite coyote

One last Jones thingy!

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#WileECoyote #ChuckJones #roughsketches #animationart #originaldrawings #warnerbros

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Chuck's Duck

Here are two sheets with a couple wonderfully loose Daffy Duck rough character layout sketches, to round off this Chuck Jones postings series, finally.

If I remember correctly, my fellow classmates at VanArts and I (long, long ago) put these together from various copies of original layout sketches Ken Southworth provided us back then, to get a better understanding of sketching ideas fast for quick ideation.



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#daffyduck #chuckjones #originalsketches #originaldrawings #animationart #warnerbros #pencilssketches #animationpaper #looneytunes #KenSouthworth #VanArts

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Chuck Jones' original layout sketches: The Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961)

This is a little follow up to the legendary WB Daffy Duck studio model sheet I posted about a week ago. Two original layout sketches from the 1961 production 'The Abominable Snow Rabbit'.

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#chuckjones #originalsketches #theabominablesnowrabbit #daffyduck #snowman #bugsbunny #warnerbros #layoutsketches

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Wile E. and Daffy, by Eric

Ten years ago, in May 2010, I had the pleasure to host a couple of hand-drawn animation related workshops, under the Nemoland 2010 Award's programme, in Florence, Italy, along with legendary Disney/WB director and animator Eric Goldberg. At breathtakingly beautiful and at the same time almost intimidating places like Palazzo Vecchio and Liceo Artistico di Porta Romana.





However, the point I want to make here is not shamelessly bragging about hanging with Eric in Florence back then (what I already did, didn't I) but that Eric is a genius. He truly is. Which - finally - leads to these two line drawings of Wile E. Coyote and Daffy Duck done by Eric, here.

Looking at them feels like seeing Al Hirschfeld and Chuck Jones having a dance together.

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Ten years ago, in April/May 2010, I had the pleasure to host a couple of hand-drawn animation related workshops, under the Nemoland 2010 Award's programme, in Florence, Italy, along with legendary Disney/WB director and animator Eric Goldberg. At breathtakingly beautiful and at the same time almost intimidating places like Palazzo Vecchio and Liceo Artistico di Porta Romana. However, the point I want to make here is not shamelessly bragging about hanging with Eric in Florence back then (what I already did, didn't I) but that Eric is a genius. He truely is. Which - finally - leads to these two line drawings of Wile E. Coyote and Daffy Duck done by Eric, here. Looking at them feels like seeing Al Hirschfeld and Chuck Jones having a dance together. Image (c)WB/Eric Goldberg. All rights reserved. --- #EricGoldberg #WileECoyote #DaffyDuck #LineDrawing #AlHirschfeld #ChuckJones #NemoAcademy #Florence #NemolandAward

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#EricGoldberg #WileECoyote #DaffyDuck #LineDrawing #AlHirschfeld #ChuckJones #NemoAcademy #Florence #NemolandAward
Image ©WB/Eric Goldberg. All rights reserved.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Chuck Jones' Bulldog Mark Antony & Kitten Pussyfoot

Another day, another Jones. Two dazzlingly beautiful studio model sheets by Chuck Jones for the 1951 production of 'Feed the Kitty' (1952), showing the famous duo, bulldog Marc Antony and kitten Pussyfoot.

'Feed the Kitty' was the first of an animated short series directed by Jones using the two characters. Three cartoons focus on the dog and kitten duo, Feed the Kitty (1952), Kiss Me Cat (1953) and Cat Feud (1958). They also appear in one Claude Cat cartoon, 'Feline Frame-Up' (1954).
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#MarcAntony #Pussyfoot #FeedTheKitty #ChuckJones #WarnerBros #MerrieMelodies #modelsheets #animationart